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Automaton Joker

Andersen Genève 2018

Men's

 

When two members of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants get together to make a watch, the result is unlikely to be anything less than spectacular. Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin showed his Joker watch at last year's Baselworld. The hour and minute counters, at 2 o'clock and 10 o'clock, double up as eyes while the lolling tongue at 6 o'clock is also a moon-phase display. Svend Andersen, meanwhile, presented the Poker; an "à tact" watch whose back is decorated with a miniature based on a Cassius Marcellus Coolidge painting of dogs playing poker. In 2018, these two independents have combined inspirations in the Automaton Joker. The dial side is the same as the original Joker watch; the novelty is on the back. Andersen, a Danish watchmaker working in Geneva who has made a speciality of erotic automata watches, has imagined a scene with four characters around a poker table. A press of the pusher at 8 o'clock, and the Joker's eyes, the dog, the man and the woman come to life for almost two minutes. Every single element is cut and painted by hand.

 

 

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Display
    Automata
  • Astronomical indications
    Moon phases

Movement

  • Energy supply
    Manual-winding
  • Power reserve
    36 hours
  • Form
    Round
  • Diameter
    mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Red gold
  • Height/thickness
    16.80 mm
  • Diameter
    42.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire

Dial

  • Colour
    White / grey / red

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Red
  • Fastening
    Folding clasp

Artistic crafts

  • Type of artistic crafts
    See presentation text